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'American Coyotes' Series

Traveling by Jeep, boat and foot, Tribune-Review investigative reporter Carl Prine and photojournalist Justin Merriman covered nearly 2,000 miles over two months along the border with Mexico to report on coyotes — the human traffickers who bring illegal immigrants into the United States. Most are Americans working for money and/or drugs. This series reports how their operations have a major impact on life for residents and the environment along the border — and beyond.

Friday, May 9, 2014, 8:00 p.m.
 

• After looking like another successful reclamation project undertaken by Ray Searage early on, Edinson Volquez has allowed seven hits and six runs over five innings in each of his last two starts. While Volquez has been hit harder lately, his improved control has remained. Volquez is walking 2.09 batters per nine innings as a Pirate, compared to his 4.6 career mark. What could help Volquez are more strikeouts. Despite similar velocity and swinging-strike rate, Volquez's strikeouts are down in 2014.

• In an era when more pitchers are gravitating toward darting, sinking two-seam fastballs, Cardinals righty Lance Lynn still relies heavily on a four-seam fastball, throwing the 92 mph pitch 60 percent of the time. The Pirates typically hit four-seam fastballs well, owning a collective career .841 OPS against Lynn.

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